Come Cheer in the Spartan Spot

Come Cheer in the Spartan Spot


The Bryan School Alumni Association and Dean Mac Banks invite you and a guest to join us in the Spartan Spot to cheer on the UNCG Men’s Basketball team v.s. Western Carolina on Saturday, January 31st @ 4:30; tip-off at 5:00 PM in the Greensboro Coliseum. The Spartan Spot is located directly behind the basket on the UNCG end of the court. Tickets for Bryan alumni and one guest are free of charge and additional tickets are just $5, however, those planning to attend must RSVP by clicking on the link below . If you have any questions, please contact Brent Forsythe,

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of cheering on the Spartans along with fellow Bryan School Alumni!!


Bryan Online program earn U.S. News & World Ranking

Bryan Online program earn U.S. News & World Ranking


The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree, offered by the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics, was ranked 12th out of 38 online graduate computer information technology program in the findings, which were released today.

The U.S. News national ranking is the latest for the UNCG Bryan School, which is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the nation. The Bryan School’s evening MBA program is recognized as the 13th best part-time MBA program by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management is ranked among the top 50 information technology programs in the nation by IS Job Index, and the Department of Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS) has been ranked as the 13th best fashion program in the nation by the website


UNCG Students Design for “King of NASCAR”

Students from UNCG’s Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) apparel design program will showcase original designs inspired by NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty at a January 17 show sponsored by the Petty Family Foundation. The event starts at 7 p.m. at the Petty Enterprises Historical Site in Level Cross, NC and features “Petty-inspired Clothing for the Year 2043″ from 12 top design students. Winners will be selected by a panel of style and fashion industry professionals and celebrities, as well as by popular vote.

Borrowing from Richard Petty’s famous #43 car, general admission tickets are $43 and VIP tickets (which include front-row seating, reception, and swag bag) are $143. A limited number are still available for purchase from the Petty Family Foundation website. Proceeds from the event will fund scholarships for CARS students as well as the Petty Family’s charity, Victory Junction.

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MBA capstone shows nonprofit’s impact

The work of Family Service of the Piedmont — promoting financial stability, providing mental health services, stemming domestic violence and preventing child abuse — has an undeniable positive social impact.

The work of a pair of MBA students from the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics proves those missions have a significant economic impact as well. The analysis proved other services also have a high economic return on investment. The agency’s Domestic Violence Intervention Program, which has a 92 percent success rate, cost $82,000 but had an economic impact of $1.7 million. Every dollar spent saved the county $20.50 in inmate, court, probation and law enforcement costs.


Amoako-Gyampah named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Amoako-Gyampah named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow


Dr. Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah’s next research project will take him thousands of miles away from one home and back to another.

kwasiAmoako-Gyampah, a professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been selected as a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow by the Institute of International Education. The fellowship fosters academic collaboration between African-born scholars who are now based in the United States or Canada and scholars in Africa.

Amoako-Gyampah, a native of Ghana, will partner with faculty in the business school at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public and Public Administration on a project to strengthen the operations management curriculum in the existing master’s program, support a new doctoral program and mentor faculty and graduate students.

Amoako-Gyampah, who has a doctorate in business administration, has held several positions at UNCG since he arrived in 1990, including a nine-year stint as department head and two years as program director for the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree.

For the past two decades, he’s partnered with individuals in institutions of higher education in Ghana, work the Carnegie Fellowship allows him to further. “This fellowship will enlarge and formalize the engagements in a more structured and meaningful manner for me and my host institution,” he said. “Unsuccessful projects, especially those funded by the government, drain the country’s resources. I plan to work with the faculty on a broad research agenda examining how social capital might contribute to the successful completion of projects, tapping into the cultural elements and socio-economic conditions in the country.”

Bryan School Teaching Excellence Award, 2014

Fill out the form below to nominate an eligible faculty member.

The nomination deadline is February 1, 2015

Announcements and Nominations In late Fall, the Committee on Teaching and Learning Enhancement sends out a call for nominations to faculty, staff and all enrolled students, followed by one or two reminders. The call contains a link to the nomination page. Students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and staff may make nominations. Self-nominations are also allowed through this same form. Additionally, at the end of each semester, students will be able to nominate their current instructors when completing course evaluations by checking a “Nominate this instructor for the Teaching Excellence Award” box.
Criteria Outstanding teaching includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Outstanding facilitation of student learning through the promotion of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding success in guiding and facilitating student development and accomplishment in discipline-related competencies
  • Consistent success in making complex ideas and concepts understandable and meaningful to students
  • Substantial influence on the academic and professional pursuits and achievements of students
  • The establishment and maintenance of high academic standards for student learning as reflected in teaching documentation and student achievements
  • The effective use of innovations in teaching and the promotion of student learning


Review and Selection The Committee on Teaching and Learning Enhancement will contact potential award candidates at the close of the nomination period to invite them to submit requested support material [this is optional], and any additional information (such as teaching portfolio or support letters) the nominees feel may aid the Committee in its award review and selection process. Each identified candidate is free to deny the Committee access to requested support material, to submit alternate evidence/teaching portfolio instead, or to decline the nomination altogether.


Previous Recipients


Dr. Michelle Sheran

Dr. Vasyl Taras

Dr. Dianne Welsh


Dr. Erick Byrd

Ms. Dianne Garrett

Dr. Ambrose Jones


Dr. Nir Kshetri

Dr. Merlyn Griffiths


Dr. William Tullar

Mr. Joseph Erba

Eligible Faculty:


Accounting and Finance

Dr. Hunter An

Ms. Katie Davenport

Mr. Jason Goddard

Dr. William Harden

Dr. Linda Hughen

Dr. Dayong Huang

Ms. Melissa Hershberger

Dr. Venkat Iyer

Dr. Ayalew Lulseged

Dr. Seoha Min

Mr. Samuel Moore

Dr. Jenna Meints

Mr. James Milanese

Dr. Irfan Safdar

Dr. David Upton

Dr. Daniel Winkler

Mr. Thomas Wayne


Dr. Moses Acquaah

Dr. Michael Beitler

Mr. Charles Britt

Dr. Holly Buttner

Mr. Joseph Erba

Dr. Eric Ford

Ms. Eloise Hassell

Dr. Kevin Lowe

Dr. Paul Muchinsky

Dr. Terry Mullins

Dr. Riikka Sarala

Mr. Mark Snyder

Dr. William Tullar

Dr.  Zhonghui “Hugo” Wang

Consumer, Apparel & Retail

Ms. Melanie Carrico

Dr. Nancy Hodges

Dr. Byoungho Jin

Ms. Susanne Jordan

Dr. Trisha Kemerly

Dr. Seoha Min

Ms. Ann Ramsey

Dr. Tu Watchravesringkan

Dr. Jennifer Yurchisin

Business 105 Faculty

Ms. Aprille Black

Ms. Gail Pack

Ms. Amanda Pelon

Ms. April Judge

Ms. Nadia Clark-Brown


Dr. Stuart Allen

Dr. Jeremy Bray

Dr. Dora Gicheva

Dr. Stephen Holland

Dr. Stephen Layson

Dr. Dennis Leyden

Dr. Albert Link

Dr. John Neufeld

Dr. David Ribar

Dr. Jeff Sarbaum

Dr. Kenneth Snowden

Dr. Christopher Swann

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Dr. Bonnie Canziani

Dr. Zachary Cole

Ms. Karae Foddrell

Dr. Suzy Galloway

Dr. Mark T. Hagenbuch

Dr. Yu- Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh

Dr. Jiyoung Hwang

Dr. Channelle James

Ms. Lori Mackowski

Dr. Esra Memili

Ms. Hemalatha P. Naidu

Mr. William “Noah” Reynolds

Dr. Harper Roehm

Mr. Ted Shalek

Dr. Sevil Sonmez

Dr. Nicholas Williamson

Info. Sys. & Operations Mgmt.

Dr. Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah

Mr. Nemiah Bryant

Dr. Vidya Gargeya

Dr. Lakshmi Iyer

Dr. Hamid Nemati

Mr. Douglas Parkes

Dr. Prashant Palvia

Dr. Aaron Ratcliffe

Dr. Al Salam

Dr. Rahul Singh

Dr. Larry Taube

Dr. Ling Xue

Dr. Xia Zhao

UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor

UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor


About 493 veterans, active military or military dependents are currently enrolled at UNCG, a population which has doubled Fall 2007.

The UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor ceremony begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday on the EUC lawn and continues into the afternoon. UNCG’s new Veterans Resource Center, located in the Spring Garden Apartments, opens with a Veterans Day ribbon-cutting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.



Petty Family Foundation and CARS

Petty Family Foundation and CARS



It was announced yesterday that the Petty Family Foundation will host the first annual Petty “Hot Pass to Fashion” Challenge and Red Carpet Event that will be held on January 17, 2015.  This event will include Petty-inspired clothing from the UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics program Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS), who is known for being one of the best fashion studies program in the nation.

Proceeds raised from this event will provide scholarships for students in UNCG’s CARS program, as well as Victory Junction.

For additional information visit the Petty Family Foundation website.



Grassroots Innovation with X-Culture

Grassroots Innovation with X-Culture


Throughout its evolution, X-Culture has kept to its startup roots, supported by only a handful of small grants to put together an international real-world challenges. Dr. Taras says “We brought 75 all-time best X-Culture students from 22 countries to that meeting, which includes UNCG students.”

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Bryan School Students Receive “Spartans of Promise” Award

The UNCG Alumni Association has created a new award for senior students.

Ten seniors will receive inaugural Spartan of Promise awards Thursday, Oct. 30, at UNCG’s Alumni of Distinction dinner.

The “Spartans of Promise” award recognizes outstanding seniors at UNCG who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. Up to ten students can receive it each year.